The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Merseyside
Rank 35 37 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.94% 0.29% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.36% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.16%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 270 274 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.64% 80.59% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 185 120
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Merseyside

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 3 £475 +35.71% 1
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SAP HR
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) BAPI
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) LSMW
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (25.00%) Civica
4 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Acronis
5 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) LSMW
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) SAP Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Planning Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) BAPI
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) LIMS
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) APMP
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GMP
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Civica
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Acronis